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love beyond degree!
Words from a song you may recognize,
come to mind when I look at these little
They are being made for Haitians
who to this day are still sleeping
directly on the ground
because of that earthquake.
Not typical of us
"haves" to think
of putting our handmade quilts
on the ground to get dirty.
This group of women that I've
discovered, has been to Haiti
and is so connected to the
want to make these gifts of
love to provide whatever
comfort they can.
We fret if we don't change our
sheets every Monday...forgetting
some have never had a sheet or a bed
in their life.
I listened to these ladies even planning
to pass their skills on to younger ladies and
girls which is so awesome.
Do you love to be around givers?
Do you feel empowered by them?
Does stardom, success, Hollywood,
being a big loser even...seem so
irrelevant to you?
It does me.
Do you remember sleeping under
quilts as a child and studying the
designs and blocks?
It is fun thinking about the little ones
and their mamas, who will enjoy
looking at and feeling of these
quilts. I hope they understand
the love that is sent via the quilts.
Could you gather unwanted fabrics or unfinished
quilts from people?
Gather some sewing friends one day a week?
One of you cut, one piece, one "sandwich"
the fabric with batting...one quilt on the
One provide lunch?
Many ways to give, provide, serve.
Not to mention a fun get-together :)
Aren't they pretty?!
Hope you enjoyed the quilt show.
You may see more as they get finished :)